“The Last Whispers of the Light” by Photographer Raphael Gaultier

A selection of images from “The Last Whispers of the Light” by Seattle, WA-based freelance portrait and documentary photographer Raphael Gaultier. In addition to his photography work, Gaultier is also the co-founder and director of Human Condition, a Seattle-based arts and culture magazine dedicated to empowering young artists through workshops, events, and storytelling, as well as the co-founder of the COVID response platform, In The Neighborhood. “The Last Whispers of the Light,” is exploration of home—how it shapes us and how we shape it. Growing up with an older brother,…

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Plants and Knotted Branches Sprout from Camille Kachani’s Impractical Household Objects

 Art #books #furniture #plants #sculpture #tools #wood August 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Camille Kachani, shared with permission Human progress and the insurmountable force of nature converge in Camille Kachani’s overgrown sculptures. The Lebanese-Brazilian artist (previously) is known for his furniture, tools, and other practical objects that are overrun with new plant growths and gnarly roots, rendering the seemingly functional items like stools, hammers, and books humorously impractical. Whether a text bursting with vegetation or dresser drawers housing young sprigs, Kachani’s works highlight the futile attempts humans undertake…

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Lifelike Installations in Gray by Artist Hans Op de Beeck Highlight Narratives of Change

 Art #installation #sculpture August 3, 2021 Grace Ebert Detail of “The Boatman” (2020), polyester, steel, wood, MDF, epoxy, glass fiber, polyamide, synthetic gypsum, coating, reed, glass, PA, rubber, and bamboo, 180 x 400 x 400 centimeters. Photo by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio. All images courtesy of Galleria Continua In The Boatman and Other Stories, Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck (previously) reflects on the fleeting stages of life through an evocative series of vignettes in uniform gray. The vast exhibition, which is on view through January 6, 2022, at…

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In the New Video Game ‘Stray,’ Players Venture through a Decaying Cybercity as a Stealthy Cat

 Design #cats #video #video games August 3, 2021 Grace Ebert  Having the stealth and nimble reflexes of a cat is the only way to escape the dangerous droids and perilous environment of “Stray.” Created by BlueTwelve Studio, the highly anticipated video game immerses players in a futuristic metropolis as a lonely, injured feline in search of its family. With the help of a drone named B-12, the sprightly creature has to evade the threats of the dystopian city as it roams the neon-lit alleys, leaps through rundown, graffiti-covered…

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